Words from the Wise 42: Jim Rohn

This is a series of posts that uses a quotation by a famous person from history to make a point about career management. Take a moment to reflect and see whether you can start using this wisdom as you start managing your career.

Jim Rohn said:

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

Proteus Career Management says:

“It’s best to stay proactive in managing your own career rather than just following the plan, if any, that your company or your line manger has in mind for you. Be the mater of your own destiny.”

The lesson? “Be self-reliant.”

Dr Mike Warren says:

When it comes to careers, many people, not all people certainly, but many people, are interested in you helping them with their plan rather than in helping you with yours. Most people’s plans are determined by what drives them: if your drivers are similar to theirs and if their plan fits in with yours that’s fine. However, you’ll be much better off if you design your own career plan, a plan that is consistent with your career drivers. This begs the question: do you know what your career drivers are? Do you know what keeps you engaged and happy at work?

Weather vaneOur passion is helping you find your true career path

Centuries ago – according to Homer – Proteus guided Jason and his Argonauts towards their home as they tried to return from the Trojan Wars. The team at Proteus Consultancy is passionate about helping you find your true career path. Look at our sessions and programmes, or just get in touch to book your free career consultation.

You and Proteus – Protecting your Livelihood.

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